Clermont holding youth summit on suicide prevention

The Centers for Disease Control reports that suicide is the second leading cause of death among 25-34 year olds, and the third leading cause of death among 15- to 24-year olds.

In 2009, six youth completed suicide in Clermont County.  Suicide is a public health issue that is often difficult to talk about; however, with awareness and education of the signs of suicide, we as a community can decrease the suicide rate. 

The Clermont County Suicide Prevention Coalition, Mental Health America of Southwest Ohio, and the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board will host a youth summit about local suicide prevention efforts from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at UC Clermont College in Batavia.